One of the most renowned ambassadors of French cinema will be president of the jury for L’Œil d’or 2024, the Cannes Film Festival’s documentary prize.

Nicolas Philibert, a committed filmmaker with a humanist eye, has been filming reality for fifty years. Director of numerous award-winning documentaries (Le Pays des sourds, La Moindre des choses, La Maison de la radio), his work is broadcast and studied around the world. Released in 2002, Être et avoir, a major critical success, was seen by almost two million viewers in France. In 2023, Sur l’Adamant won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale. His latest film Averroès & Rosa Parks was released in theaters on March 20, 2024.


Created in 2015 by the Cannes Film Festival and LaScam, L’OEil d’or awards each year a documentary presented in the Festival’s official selections: competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of competition et Midnight Screenings, Special Screenings, Cannes Classics.
Documentary films presented by the Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’Week are also eligible.
The prize is endowed with €5000, paid by LaScam to the winner.

L’Œil d’or 2023 was awarded ex-aequo to the films Les filles d’Olfa by Kaouther Ben Hania and Kadib Abyad (The Mother of All Lies) by Asmae El Moudir.

The jury will award L’Œil d’or – Cannes Documentary Award on Friday May 24 at the Palais des Festivals.

L’Œil d’or 2023 avait été décerné ex-aequo aux films Les filles d’Olfa de Kaouther Ben Hania et Kadib Abyad (La Mère de tous les mensonges) d’Asmae El Moudir.

Le jury remettra L’Œil d’or – Le Prix du documentaire le vendredi 24 mai au Palais des Festivals.

L’Œil d’Or Jury Agnieszka Holland, Iryna Tsilyk, Pierre Deladonchamps, Alex Vicente, and Hicham Falah reached their decision awarding L’Œil d’Or to

L’Œil d’or 2022
All that breathes by Shaunak Sen

Production Kiterabbit films, Rise films.

In Delhi, in an unbreathable atmosphere, the threat of interreligious massacres floats in the air. Two brothers, Nadeem and Saud, along with their assistant dedicate their lives to save the majestic migratory black kites that are destroyed by human madness.

« L’Oeil d’or goes to a film that, in a world of destruction, reminds us that every life matters, and every small action matters. You can grab your camera, you can save a bird, you can hunt for some moments of stealing beauty, it matters. It’s an inspirational journey in observation of three Don Quijotes who may not save the whole world but do save their world. »

Jury’s note

Jury’s Special Award
Mariupolis 2 by Mantas Kvedaravičius

Lithuania / France / Germany – 112’ – SÉLECTION OFFICIELLE – SÉANCES SPÉCIALES
Easy riders films, Studio Uljana Kim, Extimacy films, Twenty vision filmproduktion Gmbh

« Do you know what was the most amazing thing in Mariupol? Nobody feared death (…). It was already there, and everyone was seeking a valuable death (…). It was paradise in hell. It was the smell of death upfront. » (Shooting notes).

« Our special prize. It goes to the film impossible to compare with any other from the competition. To the very radical, courageous, artistic and existential statement MARIUPOLIS  2. The director Mantas Kvedaravičius is among the thousands of civilians killed by the Russian army since the start of the full-scale Putin invasion. »

Jury’s note

CONTACTS PRESSE : Florence Narozny / Mathis Elion – – T:+33(0)6 86 50 24 51

The L’Œil d’or – Documentary Award (€5,000 prize)  was created in 2015 by LaScam (French-speaking authors’ society) in collaboration with the Festival de Cannes .

Jury oeil d'or 2022
Jury 2022 - photo Benjamin Géminel / Hans Lucas

Jury L'Oeil d'or 2022 - photo Benjamin Géminel / Hans Lucas

Shaunak Sen, L'Œil d'or 2022 - photo Benjamin Géminel / Hans Lucas

Shaunak Sen, L'Œil d'or 2022 - photo Benjamin Géminel / Hans Lucas